Carlos Gómez#30, CF, Houston
- 4 December, 1985
- Birth Place:
- Santiago, Dominican Republic
- Undrafted Signed by the New York Mets
— Player Notes
Advice: Gomez made it through Games 2 and 3 without issue and even drove in a run in Sunday's win. He'll start in center field and bat sixth against Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura. The full Game 4 lineup for Houston: Jose Altuve 2B, George Springer RF, Carlos Correa SS, Colby Rasmus LF, Evan Gattis DH, Carlos Gomez CF, Luis Valbuena 3B, Chris Carter 1B, Jason Castro C. Lance McCullers is on the bump.
More: MLB Lineups on TwitterMon, 12 Oct Rotoworld
Advice: Gomez had to exit the Wild Card Game with nagging soreness in his left intercostal muscle and then didn't start the first two contests against the Royals. He's still not 100 percent and almost surely won't be for the remainder of the postseason, but the outfielder will try to gut it out Sunday. He's in center field and batting sixth. Luis Valbuena is also in the lineup again for Houston, getting a fourth straight playoff start at third base over Jed Lowrie.
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Advice: He homered in Houston's Wild Card win over the Yankees but hasn't been in the starting lineup the past two games against Kansas City. Gomes isn't 100 percent but he's going to give it a go. The return of Gomez will send Jake Marisnick back to the bench.
More: Houston ChronicleSat, 10 Oct Rotoworld
Advice: The Astros had expected Gomez to give it a go, but perhaps they've decided to exercise more caution after winning Game 1. Jake Marisnick is in center field again on Friday after picking up a couple hits Thursday. Gomez will aim to return to action for Game 3 on Sunday when the series moves to Houston.
More: Jon Morosi on TwitterFri, 9 Oct Rotoworld
Advice: Gomez isn't in the starting lineup for Game 1 against the Royals on Thursday, but if there's a big spot late, don't be surprised to see him rise from the bench. He's available to pinch-hit. The 29-year-old outfielder is expected to start in Game 2 on Friday. Normally, intercostal injuries take close to two months to heal, meaning we're unlikely to see Gomez at full strength in the 2015 playoffs.Rotoworld
Advice: Masahiro Tanaka hung a first-pitch slider to Gomez to lead off the fourth inning and the outfielder smacked it well over the left-center field wall. Making just his second start in the club's last 21 games due to an intercostal strain, Gomez was noticeably in pain in his third plate appearance and was lifted before being allowed to make another one. He'll surely continue to try and gut it out but is clearly playing compromised.Tue, 6 Oct Rotoworld
Advice: Gomez told reporters the last couple days that he'd be playing and he stayed true to his word. The outfielder isn't recovered from his left intercostal tear yet, but he's feeling well enough to give it a go in the win-or-go-home game. Gomez is in center field and batting sixth.Rotoworld
Advice: "The plan is to play tomorrow. I'm ready to start," Gomez said. The Astros have yet to comment on whether Gomez will indeed be in the lineup for Tuesday's American League Wild Card Game, but things do seem to be trending in the right direction. The outfielder has started just one of the club's previous 20 contests since suffering a strained left intercostal muscle.Rotoworld
Advice: The testing presumably will involve batting practice and perhaps other drills. While it's clear that Gomez isn't 100 percent and maybe not all that close, the outfielder has said that he'll "definitely" be ready for Tuesday's Wild Card Game against the Yankees.
More: Evan Drellich on TwitterMon, 5 Oct Rotoworld
Advice: Gomez was held out of the Astros' final regular-season series due to lingering complications with the intercostal muscle strain he suffered in early September, but he says that was by design. "Yeah, definitely I’ll be ready in New York," Gomez told the Houston Chronicle on Sunday. "You know because, that game means a lot for us. No matter what, I’m going to be ready. That’s what we planned, the whole last five days made me feel better so I can be more 100 percent to do my best in New York."
More: Houston ChronicleMon, 5 Oct Rotoworld
Wednesday, 14 October
8:07 PM EDT FS1
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Head-to-head vs. Kansas City
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|Away (this year)||61||234||35||65||18||0||6||33||13||51||12||4||.278||.329||.432||.761|
|Night (this year)||77||297||42||74||18||1||9||41||23||69||8||7||.249||.313||.407||.720|
|Last game vs. KC||5||1||2||0||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||.400||.400||1.000||1.400|
|Career vs. Johnny Cueto||12||4||1||0||2||2||0||4||0||1||.333||.333||.917||1.250|